should i give up on my dream - page 2

I am sorry but i need to vent a minute, and my hubby doesnt want to hear it...I have been so frustrated these past few days, i work at a hospital on the weekends, plus i am taking 3 classes this... Read More

  1. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    "How many of you worked while going to college?"

    Worked 2-3 jobs, 40-60 hours a week, but i also had to pay tuition out of pocket, and i'm also single with no children.
  2. by   mstigerlily
    Walmart and Kohls are much more stressful. Same dealing with the public, same management issues, but you make much more money and have more respect and autonomy. I would think retail would be worse.

    I had two babies while in school, now I work full time nights, take 2 online classes and have three kids and am putting my husband through school. Thankfully the time management I learned in school comes in handy now. I have much less time now but manage it better than I did before. Hang in there!

    Melissa


    Quote from jacob1
    I am sorry but i need to vent a minute, and my hubby doesnt want to hear it...I have been so frustrated these past few days, i work at a hospital on the weekends, plus i am taking 3 classes this semester and i have a 4 year old and i am feeling overwhelmmed and i feel like crying. I dont know if i should just give up on my dream to be a RN i feel like i will never be able to do it....And no offense to cna's but i dont want to do this forever, i am tired of wiping butts everyday, i know thats not all we do and i will still have to do it as a RN...But i almost feel like giving up and going to like walmart or kohls and getting a job and not having the stress....Is this normal for students with families to feel like this??
  3. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Quote from jacob1
    Thanks for all the advice, i already feel better and i am still plugging along, i think i will cut myself to working every other weekend instead of every weekend 12 hr shifts..........I also know i would have to work more if i went to walmart or kohls, i would have to do double in order to get close to make what i do now so thats not a smart decision......How many of you worked while going to college?
    I was working every weekend 12 hour shifts, then i told them I wanted to do only three weekends a month. I was tired of never having a minute to just sit and relax and actually found myself procrastinating on my work because I so stressed. I may have to cut back to just two weekends. I haven't even stated the program yet, I know I will have to quit when I do, so I'm saving up money now.
  4. by   jacob1
    i am glad that i am not the only one who gets stressed while going to school............i was beginning to feel like a failure....
  5. by   AMARTIN1
    Oh my God if you can quit girl, quit!!!!! I worked full time through nursing school but with support from my husband. We had no kids and that helped but I felt like I never had a moments peace. I commend all the mothers out there that did it while working but take the opportunity and don't give up!! The rewards are much greater in the end. Good luck to you:icon_hug:

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